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# ratio

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noun ra·tio \ˈrā-(ˌ)shō, -shē-ˌō\

## Simple Definition of ratio

• : the relationship that exists between the size, number, or amount of two things and that is often represented by two numbers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

plural

## ratios

1. 1 a :  the indicated quotient of two mathematical expressions b :  the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things :  proportion

2. 2 :  the expression of the relative values of gold and silver as determined by a country's currency laws

## Examples of ratio in a sentence

1. What is the length-to-width ratio?

2. <the ratio of students to teachers in the school is nine to one>

## Origin and Etymology of ratio

Latin, computation, reason — more at reason

First Known Use: 1660

## ratio

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noun ra·tio \ˈrā-shō, -shē-ˌō\

plural

## ratios

1. :  the relationship in number or quantity between two or more things <the ratio of teachers to students>

## ratio

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noun ra·tio \ˈrā-(ˌ)shō, -shē-ˌō\

plural

## ratios

1. :  the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things—see sex ratio

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